Monday, October 31, 2011

The Odyssey of Casper!

Today, Casper enters the world of Homer's The Odyssey (and who said comics weren't educational?). This post comes via a request from Big Blog pal, Martin, who in previous comments recalled a specific Casper story where the friendly ghost meets Ulysses. Well, I just had to find the story and share it with everyone. Another pal, Debbie, did the legwork and tracked the story down. Please visit both Martin and Debbie's respective blogs by clicking their names above!

This classic tale comes from The Friendly Ghost, Casper No. 9, May 1959; with artwork by Warren Kremer.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Ernie Colón's Richie Rich!

When Ernie Colòn illustrated a Richie Rich story, readers could expect one thing in spades: Adventure! In a Colòn story, Rich became a genius boy inventor fighting crime; and Richie's butler, Cadbury, became a dashing man of action. What great stuff! This three-chapter story is from Richie Rich Success Stories No. 10, October 1966.

After reading this great tale, hyperlink over to Bill White Cartoons; the blog of pal and cartoonist, Bill White; wherein Mr. White talks about meeting Ernie Colòn recently at the 2011 New York Comic Con!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Russ Manning in Four Color!

Today's story is a comic book adaptation of the 1954 Walt Disney film, Rob Roy, with glorious artwork by Russ Manning. This is from Four Color No. 544, March 1954. Mr. Manning strikes the bullseye dead center with this period piece. The script is by Elizabeth Beecher, according to the ever-helpful Grand Comic Book Database.

I love how Dell often utilized every comic page when telling an epic story. With Rob Roy, for instance, the first page, introducing the characters, is from the inside front cover; and the two last pages are the inside back cover and the back cover, respectively.

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